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The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you. Please submit it to us via the ‘contact us’ page.

Here are the links to some more blogs that mumbler loves

North and Soul by our very own mumbler, Gillian Bruce.

The Future of Downs Written by an amazing and inspirational friend of Mumbler, Helen Kingdon.

Shrinking Violet in the ‘gate A fantastic local lifestyle local blog. Check out the article about Mumbler! (biased? Us?!)

Areyoukiddingney Another of our amazing Mumbler mums, Elizabeth Dimelow.

Achieving Balance Between Fitness and Self Care

In today’s fast-paced world, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the need to keep our bodies and minds healthy. We seem to be more aware than ever of the importance of both fitness and self-care, but achieving both can feel like a bit of an ask. Some may have a handle on one or…

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Summer Holidays!

Check out local events and activities in the Summer Holidays 2018 section! Summer Holidays 2018

Sun Safety for Babies and Children

Sun safety Keep your baby cool and protect them from the sun. Babies less than 6 months old should be kept out of direct sunlight. Their skin contains too little melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin, hair and eyes their colour, and provides some protection from the sun. Older infants should also be kept…

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A Single Parent’s Quick Tip Guide to Staying Fit!

Making the choice to be fit or healthy is the groundwork for success, and it is most certainly a push in the right direction. Acquiring good health is a lifestyle change and should be addressed as such, but as a single parent or even a parent in general, your life is all about adjusting to…

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Best Family Beaches in England & Wales

Load up the car with body boards, frisbees and a picnic and you’re guaranteed great fun for the whole family at one of these glorious beaches! New Quay, Wales Close to nearby shops and cafés, the harbour beach in New Quay is certainly the most popular with families. Spend a day building sandcastles and paddling, or take…

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5 Nights of Budget Family Suppers!

Want to feed the family without breaking the bank? Discover our scrumptious and satisfying suppers, with no leftover meat or veg going to waste… Economic uncertainty means plenty of families are having to think extra hard about how they make the most out of their shopping budget but frugal cooking can be a creative and nutritious…

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5 Essential Self-Care Tips for the Fitness-Obsessed!

5 Essential Self-Care Tips for the Fitness-Obsessed When we get focused on a daily fitness routine, we often find ourselves living with blinders on. While physical fitness is important to any overall wellness plan, it’s not the only thing that matters. You must learn how to maintain proper self-care in all aspects of your life…

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Funding boost for New Mum’s Mental Health

The NHS has confirmed that extra funding will be made available to improve the mental health of at least 3,000 pregnant women and those who have recently given birth. The £23m funding is part of a major programme of improvement and investment by NHS England which will see a total of 30,000 additional women getting specialist mental…

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The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life on our forest trails. Follow the panels, complete activities and interact with the forest as you head on a journey with The Highway Rat and all the characters from the story! The trail opened in December 2017. It…

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Winter Warmer Recipes!

Gingerbread Men 140 grams of unsalted butter 100 grams of muscovado sugar 3 tablespoons of golden syrup 350 grams of flour 1 teaspoon of soda bicarbonate 2 teaspoons of ground ginger 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon A pinch of cayenne pepper Gingerbread cutter   For The Decoration: 50 grams of icing sugar  Water   How…

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